A Whole New Look

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic

Featured Review on this writing by ElleEverAfterDee

Barbie gets a make-over!

A Whole New Look

 

Barbie’s got a whole new look, she’s been in for re-designing,

she’s getting too out-dated, her whole concept needs refining.

 

Starting with her wardrobe, we’ll make a rip and then a tear,

better sprinkle lots of dirt and place a blood-stain there.

 

Her shoes, well she’ll have lost them, but her feet won’t be reformed,

those constant high heels that she wore have made them so deformed.

 

Her hair, now that’s a tricky one, it’s not so simple to restyle,

perhaps we’ll leave it all alone – distinctive from a mile.

 

Her limbs, well they are perfect, with no movement at the joints,

her fingers made to look as though she somehow always points.

 

We’ll give a scent of compost, of rot and fresh dug soil,

perhaps we’ll add a tiny drop of that patchouli oil.

 

Her skin must be all cracking up, with a strong tinge of grey,

we need to get across a good strong image of decay.

 

Now those lips, they must be hideous, blackened by dried blood,

ready for the fresher stuff to from her mouth just flood.

 

And those eyes, we’ll go to town on them, make them only white --

I think we’ve got the image here to give those kids a fright.

 

Now, for one last final touch, a voice that bring shudders when

Barbie says her new catchphrase -- “Where in hell is Ken?”


Submitted: August 06, 2017

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Christian Taylor

Haha...this was funny to read.

Sun, August 6th, 2017 3:40pm

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Glad you enjoyed the poem, Christian. Thanks so much for commenting!

Sun, August 6th, 2017 8:48am

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SimonClemens

Excellent.

Sun, August 6th, 2017 4:29pm

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Thank you, Simon! I'm really glad you enjoyed it.

Sun, August 6th, 2017 9:32am

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unmasked delusions

Maybe a perfect doll for Frankenstein or his family haha. Creepy and unexpected ending

Sun, August 6th, 2017 4:54pm

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Thanks, unmasked! I was just thinking, maybe with all the zombie things around why not go for a bit of re-modelling!

Sun, August 6th, 2017 10:01am

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Madame Hellshadow

I love this poem!

Sun, August 6th, 2017 5:22pm

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Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Sun, August 6th, 2017 10:39am

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Mike S.

How do you really feel, Hully? A fine poem!

Sun, August 6th, 2017 5:52pm

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Like 'The Walking Dead' maybe!! No, I thought that Barbie should fit in with current times and fashions. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, Mike!

Sun, August 6th, 2017 11:08am

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jaylisbeth

How eerie and awesome new look for Barbie:)

Mon, August 7th, 2017 1:33am

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Well, I'm not and never have been a Barbie fan, but it was kind of fun to get inventive. Thanks for reading, jaylisbeth!

Mon, August 7th, 2017 3:43am

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ElleEverAfterDee

The cover actually drew me in and it was an instant click bait lol. I like how for each end of stanza it rhymes, which made me giggle a bunch of times. I love the imagery of how you contrast to the Malibu Barbie to this Morbid Barbie. The tone of voice was so witty, it made me giggle a bunch of times. I'll bet you your new version of Barbie would kill it at a gothic store. To be honest, I hated playing with barbies when I was a kid, but this type of doll changed my mind. You made me laugh out loud where- 'where in the hell is Ken.' Very nice read:}

Sat, August 11th, 2018 1:26pm

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Ha! Thanks so much! I'm so glad it had the intended effect!

Sat, August 11th, 2018 7:33am

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MARIA KURENAI SHINOHARA

It's a great poem. It was interesting to read.

Wed, August 29th, 2018 11:20pm

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I loved messing around with the Barbie image to create something....different. Thanks so much for giving this a read.

Thu, August 30th, 2018 12:49am

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C A Sechler

This is a perfect poem for Halloween!! It flows brilliantly, it’s humorous, and zombie-fied! Bout time Barbie got a make-over!

Tue, September 25th, 2018 2:25am

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Thanks, C A!

Tue, September 25th, 2018 4:18am

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quetzala

very good detail good read

Sun, October 7th, 2018 7:12pm

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Thanks for giving this a read, quetzala.

Sun, October 7th, 2018 12:21pm

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